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dinosaur steaks and muscle fiber types



Perhaps the thread about eating dino meat can be turned into something 
scientific.  Ostrich meat is dark and "steak-like" because of the preponderance 
of fatigue-resistance, "red" muscle fibers, highly aerobic and signifying a 
creature that is very active.  Croc meat, especially the tail, looks more like 
chicken breast or white fish because the muscle fibers are more of the 
fatigue-prone, anaerobic, glycogen-dependent, "white" type.  Those of us who 
consider dinos as highly active would expect a theropod steak to be more like 
bear meat than chicken, red, juicy, and flavorful.

JMN


James M. Norton, Ph.D.
University of New England
College of Osteopathic Medicine
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